Biden previous pay his condolence about those losses and he emphasis that They’re people we Knew. He also highlights upcoming project which uplift the America again.
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I know what it’s like to not be there when it happens. I know what it’s like when you are there holding their hands as they look in your eye & they slip away, that black hole in your chest, you feel like you’ve been sucked into it,” Biden told viewers.
“As we acknowledge the scale of this mass death in America, remember each person and the life they lived. They’re people we knew. They’re people we feel like we knew. Read the obituaries and remembrances.”
“We have to resist becoming numb to the sorrow. We have to resist viewing each life as a statistic or a blur or on the news. We must do so to honor the dead. But, equally important, to care for the living,” he continued.
“To heal, we must remember. I know it’s hard. I promise you, I know it’s hard. I remember. But that’s how you heal. You have to remember. And it’s also important to do that as a nation. For those who have lost loved ones, this is what I know: They’re never truly gone.”
“It’s not Democrats and Republicans who are dying from the virus,” he said. “It’s our fellow Americans. It’s our neighbors, our friends, our mothers, our fathers, our sons, our daughters. Husbands, wives. We have to fight this together, as one people. As the United States.”
During the speech,Biden, along with first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff, exited the White House and held a moment of silence on the South Portico porch.
Biden ordered flags on federal lands to be lowered for the next five days. Furthermore, the bells at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, tolled 500 times, once for every 1,000 Americans lost to COVID-19.